Ask Berkeley students who they want to invite to co-create a night of artistic entertainment for their fellow students in Zellerbach Hall, and you might get Metallica front man Lars Ulrich one year, writer and musician Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) the next. For spring 2018, the students chose activist-comedian Margaret Cho.

All in the Timing, the latest show by UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, explores how language defines and limits us, but can also bridge the spaces between us.

Margaret Cho talks bringing Asian American comedy wave to Berkeley

Margaret Cho entered 2016 as a survivor.

UC Berkeley’s department of theater, dance, and performance studies, or TDPS, puts on multiple productions throughout the year that showcase the immense talent within the department.

Open Mic fosters evening of love, community through poetry, song

“A poet writes in her own language. A poet writes of her own people, her own history, her own vision, her own room, her own house … A poet is somebody free. A poet is someone at home.”

For Eleanor Hammond, a freshman at UC Berkeley, a wealthy yet radical woman from 1916 sparked a years long project.

As Honji Wang climbs the body of her partner Sébastien Ramirez during the final few moments of the pair’s performance in “Borderline,” she does so using only her feet. Entirely parallel to the ground below her, she seems to float towards the sky in ethereal white silk.

Though “records” is in the name, Isaac Oh, co-founder of Golden Records, or GR, and a senior at UC Berkeley, recognizes GR as a company, professional organization, community and even a family, but rarely as a mere record label — and for a specific reason.

For choreographer Katie Faulkner, embodying what it means to be a woman today toes the line between powerful and horrifying.

Wang Ramirez shakes up time, space at Cal Performances

Choreographers Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez’s premiered a show in Paris two weeks ago. They had meetings and rehearsals each day and performances every evening, A week later they left for China to work on an independent project before returning to Lyon, France to start a residency program.